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font Explained

font at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


font at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Sense: 1; Date: 1500-1600; Language: French; Origin: fonte, from Latin fundere 'to pour']// [Sense: 2; Date: 900-1000; Language: Late Latin; Origin: fons, from Latin; FOUNT]//
1 technical a set of letters of a particular size and style, used for printing books, newspapers etc or on a computer screen:
2 a large stone container in a church, that holds the water used for the ceremony of baptism:

Font at English => English (Answers) Of Explained:

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font at French => English Of Explained:


font at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

A character set or typeface family denoting a particular size and style, either for on-screen display or printing, usually on a laser or inkjet printer. Popular fonts are Times New Roman, Helvetica and Courier. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux

font at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Assortment or set of type (alphanumeric characters used for printing), all of one coherent style. Before the advent of computers, fonts were expressed in cast metal that was used as a template for printing. Fonts are now stored as digitized images that can be scaled and otherwise modified for printing on electronic printers or digital phototypesetters. Fonts typically include the normal typeface (roman) as well as italic, bold, bold italic, and sometimes extra-bold versions. See also typesetting, typography.

font at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

110 Moby Thesaurus words for "font":
affusion, ascender, aspergation, aspersion, back, baptism,
baptismal gown, baptismal regeneration, baptistery, baptizement,
bastard type, beard, belly, bevel, black letter, body, bonanza,
cap, capital, case, chalice, chrismal, chrismatory, christening,
ciborium, cornucopia, counter, cruet, descender, em, en, face,
fat-faced type, feet, flush, fount, fountain, fountainhead, geyser,
gold mine, groove, gush, headspring, headstream, headwater,
holy-water font, immersion, infusion, italic, jet, letter,
ligature, lode, logotype, lower case, mainspring, majuscule, mine,
minuscule, monstrance, nick, ostensorium, pi, pica, point, print,
pyx, quarry, reliquary, resource, riverhead, roman, rush,
sans serif, script, shank, shoulder, small cap, small capital,
source, source of supply, spew, spit, spout, spouter, spray,
spring, springhead, sprinkling, spritz, spurt, spurtle, squirt,
stamp, staple, stem, total immersion, type, type body, type class,
type lice, typecase, typeface, typefounders, typefoundry,
upper case, vein, well, wellhead, wellspring

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font at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Cause): cause, origin, source, principle, element, prime mover, author, producer, creator, agent, foundation, support, spring, fountain, well, font, fountainhead, genesis, descent.

font at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 a large stone bowl in a church that holds water for the ceremony of BAPTISM:
the baptismal font
2 (technical) the particular size and style of a set of letters that are used in printing, etc.

Font at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Font \Font\, n. [F. fonte, fr. fondre to melt or cast. See
{Found} to cast, and cf. {Fount} a font.] (Print.)
A complete assortment of printing type of one size, including
a due proportion of all the letters in the alphabet, large
and small, points, accents, and whatever else is necessary
for printing with that variety of types; a fount.

Font \Font\, n. [AS. font, fant, fr. L. fons, fontis, spring,
fountain; cf. OF. font, funt, F. fonts, fonts baptismaux, pl.
See {Fount}.]
1. A fountain; a spring; a source.

Bathing forever in the font of bliss. --Young.

2. A basin or stone vessel in which water is contained for

That name was given me at the font. --Shak.

font at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


A set of {glyphs} ({images}) representing the
{characters} from some particular {character set} in a
particular size and {typeface}. The image of each character
may be encoded either as a {bitmap} (in a {bitmap font}) or by
a higher-level description in terms of lines and areas (an
{outline font}).

There are several different computer representations for
fonts, the most widely known are {Adobe Systems, Inc.}'s
{PostScript} font definitions and {Apple}'s {TrueType}.
{Window systems} can display different fonts on the screen and
print them.

[Other types of font?]


font at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a specific size and style of type within a type family [syn:
{fount}, {typeface}, {face}]
2: bowl for baptismal water [syn: {baptismal font}, {baptistry},

font at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » dab=font (disambiguation)|font


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /fɒnt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /fQnt/
  • : Inter: rhymes » ɒnt
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /fɑnt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /fAnt/
  • : Inter: rhymes » ɑnt

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » font|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » fons||fountain|lang=la.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A receptacle in a church for holy water - especially one used in baptism
    1. A receptacle for oil in a lamp.
    2. Inter: figurativel » y spring, source, fountain
    3. 1919, Category: w - :Boris Sidis|Boris Sidis, Category: s - :The Source and Aim of Human Progress|The Source and Aim of Human Progress:
    4. : The Bible lays special stress on the fear of God as the font of wisdom.
      Inter: trans-top » a receptacle in church for holy water

  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|doopvont
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|fonts|m|p
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κολυμβήθρα|f|tr=kolymvíthra|sc=Grek
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|крстилница|f|tr=krstílnica, Inter: t- » mk|купел|m|tr=kúpel

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: chrzcielnica {{f}}
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|купель|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=kupél'
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|funt|c, Inter: t- » sv|dopfunt|c

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a receptacle for oil in a lamp
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|zbiornik|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|reservoar|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » is: fontur {{m}}

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » frm Inter: term » fonte|lang=frm, feminine past participle of verb Inter: term » fondre||to melt|lang=frm.

    Alternative forms

    * fount Inter: qualifier » UK


    Inter: wikipedi » a
    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: typograph » y A set of glyphs of unified design, belonging to one typeface (e.g., Helvetica), style (e.g., italic), and weight (e.g., bold). Usually representing the letters of an alphabet and its supplementary characters.
    1. In metal typesetting, a set of type sorts in one size.
    2. In phototypesetting, a set of patterns forming glyphs of any size, or the film they are stored on.
    3. In digital typesetting, a set of glyphs in a single style, representing one or more alphabets or writing systems, or the computer code representing it.
    4. Inter: computin » g A computer file containing the code used to draw and compose the glyphs of one or more typographic fonts on a computer display or printer. A font file.
      Derived terms
      Inter: der-to » p

  • font family
  • multilingual font
  • Unicode font
  • bitmap font
  • screen font

  • Inter: der-mi » d
    • outline font
    • printer font
    • font suitcase
    • roman font

    Inter: der-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » typesetting: a grouping of consistently-designed glyphs
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|خط|m|tr=khaTT, Inter: t- » ar|بنط|m|tr=bunT
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|шрифт|m|tr=šrift|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|字體|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|字体|tr=zìtǐ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|字形|tr=zìxíng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|písmo|n
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|skrifttype|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|lettertype|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kirjasin, Inter: t+ » fi|fontti
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|fonte|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Schriftart
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|γραμματοσειρά|f|tr=grammatoseirá|sc=Grek, Inter: t- » el|γραμματοστοιχείο|n|tr=grammatostoicheío|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hebrew: גופן (gofan) {{m}}
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|leturgerð|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|字体|tr=じたい, jitai, Inter: t- » ja|フォント|tr=fonto
    • Lithuanian: šriftas
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|тип|m|tr=tip (1, 2), Inter: t- » mk|фонт|m|tr=font (3)
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|fon
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|czcionka|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|шрифт|m|tr=šrift, Inter: t- » ru|фонт|m|tr=font
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cruth-clò|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|teckensnitt|n, Inter: t+ » sv|font|c, Inter: t+ » sv|typsnitt|n, Inter: t- » sv|stilsort|c
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|шрифт|m|tr=šryft
    • Vietnamese: phông, phông chữ

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a computer file containing the code used to draw and compose the glyphs
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|خط|m|tr=khaTT, Inter: t- » ar|بنط|m|tr=bunT
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|字體|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|字体|tr=zìtǐ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|字形|tr=zìxíng|sc=Hani
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|fonte|f
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Schriftart
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|γραμματοσειρά|f|tr=grammatoseirá|sc=Grek

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|字体|tr=じたい, jitai, Inter: t- » ja|フォント|tr=fonto
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|фонт|m|tr=font
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|czcionka|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|шрифт|m|tr=šrift, Inter: t- » ru|фонт|m|tr=font
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|teckensnitt|n, Inter: t+ » sv|font|c, Inter: t+ » sv|typsnitt|n, Inter: t- » sv|stilsort|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: R:Canadian Oxford 200 » 4
    • Bringhurst, Robert (2002). The Elements of Typographic Style, version 2.5, pp 291–2. Vancouver, Hartley & Marks. ISBN 0-88179-133-4.

      Etymology 3

      Apparently from Inter: term » fount, with influence from the senses above (under etymology 1).


      Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: figurativel » y A source, wellspring, fount.
    1. 1824 — Category: w - :George Byron, 6th Baron Byron|George Gordon, Lord Byron, Category: s - :Don Juan (Byron)|Don Juan, canto V
    2. : A gaudy taste; for they are little skill'd in
      The arts of which these lands were once the font
    3. 1910 — Category: w - :Arthur Edward Waite|Arthur Edward Waite, Category: s - :The Pictorial Key to the Tarot|The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, part II
    4. : As I am not drawing here on the font of imagination to refresh that of fact and experience, I do not suggest that the Tarot set the example of expressing Secret Doctrine in pictures and that it was followed by Hermetic writers; but it is noticeable that it is perhaps the earliest example of this art.
    5. 1915 — Category: w - :Woodrow Wilson|Woodrow Wilson, Category: s - :Woodrow Wilsons Third State of the Union Address |Third State of the Union Address''
    6. : I am interested to fix your attention on this prospect now because unless you take it within your view and permit the full significance of it to command your thought I cannot find the right light in which to set forth the particular matter that lies at the very font of my whole thought as I address you to-day.
      Inter: trans-top » a source

  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|извор|m|tr=ízvor

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|źródło|n

    Inter: trans-botto » m



    From Inter: etyl » la|ca Inter: term » fons|lang=la, fontis.


    Inter: ca-noun » m
  • fountain
    1. source (of water)
    2. source (origin)
    3. Inter: context » journalism|lang=ca source


      Inter: sense » fountain Inter: l » ca|fontana

      Derived terms

      * Inter: l » ca|codi font

  • Inter: l » ca|codi font obert

    Related terms

    * Inter: l » ca|fontaner
  • Inter: l » ca|fontaneria
  • Inter: l » ca|fontinyol

  • French


    * Inter: IPA » /fɔ̃/|lang=fr Inter: X-SAMPA » /fO~/|lang=fr


    Inter: fr-verb-for » m
  • Inter: conjugation of » faire||3|p|pres|ind|lang=fr

  • Hungarian


    Inter: hu-noun » ok
  • pound Inter: qualifier » weight
    1. pound (currency unit)

    Category: Category:hu:Currency -
    Category: Category:hu:Units of measure -



    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • Inter: typography » lang=sv a font


    Inter: sv-noun-reg-e » r

    Usage notes

    * The synonym teckensnitt is considered more correct.


    * teckensnitt

  • Translation: ca » font
    Translation: cs » font
    Translation: de » font
    Translation: et » font
    Translation: el » font
    Translation: es » font
    Translation: eo » font
    Translation: eu » font
    Translation: fa » font
    Translation: fr » font
    Translation: ko » font
    Translation: hr » font
    Translation: io » font
    Translation: kn » font
    Translation: kk » font
    Translation: ku » font
    Translation: hu » font
    Translation: mg » font
    Translation: my » font
    Translation: no » font
    Translation: oc » font
    Translation: pl » font
    Translation: ro » font
    Translation: ru » font
    Category: scn:font -
    Category: simple:font -
    Translation: fi » font
    Translation: sv » font
    Translation: ta » font
    Translation: te » font
    Translation: tr » font
    Translation: vi » font
    Translation: zh » font